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accused of plotting a terror attack on u.s. soil. a live report coming up. >>> nasa struggling to find its footing after retiring the shuttle program. we'll take a look at a new study suggesting that underfunding could threaten america's future in space. >> all three engines up and burning. two, one, zero and lift-off, the finalist off of atlantis on the shoulders of the space shuttle. america will continue the dream. jon: that was the final space shuttle launch july 8th, 2011 signaling the end of an era for nasa. federal funding for the space agency has fallen flat. it has come under constant threats of more cuts in recent years. a new study suggests that underfunding and lack of focus could lead to nasa's demise. despite the mars rover curiosity and president's calls for manned missions to mars, nasa appears to be losing its edge in space exploration? we have tom jones, four times former shuttle as snow naught for nasa and planetary scientist. what do you think of nasa's problems? at this point there are no plans to return humans to space until 2020, is that right, tom? >> americans are
's slightly more than 29% of shoppers to visit stores some black friday. >> nasa has released new nighttime satellite photos of earth. these photos were captured by nasa-n 08 which is equipped with a sensor to i observe the planet at night. different images around the world like the nile river united states and the east coast has been captured with the new satellite. the satellite also captured the blow from natural sources including moonlight, northern lights and naturally occurring fires. >> scientists have found evidence that the moon took quite a begin as early days. below the surface, the moon's interior is battered and cracks. measurements by the nasa nasaebb and flow also found that the moon's crechcrust is much then and sciences thought only about 25 mi. thick. >> six different artists have tied for the most grammy award nominations. connie west, j. his seat, frank ocean, and dan auerbach hand of the black teas, mumford and sons and fun. and the rockers or joint at the top of the list by hip-hop mainstays, midwest and jasey, along with in the pot ben sun, who wrote the success of it
of this world. right now nasa is revealing the latest discovery on mars. ready in welcome to brand-new hour of "happening now," i'm jon scott. jenna: i'm jenna lee. uncovering new knowledge about the red planet. today's announcement comes nearly four months after the six-wheeled robot landed in a giant crater. nasa unveiling the latest findings today as a gathering of scientists around the world come together. claudia cowen joins us by phone. >> reporter: this would be a game change err but most likely not. this may be a little overhyped after one scientist said that the data would be one for the record books. that was tweeted by curiosity itself through a twitter account run by nasa's jet propulsion lab. for the past few weeks nasa has had to real in expectations issuing a press release saying today's news quote will be the update about the first use of the rove verse full array of analytical instruments to inspect a drift of sandy soil. some say they may have uncovered methane, and that aliens may have been decomposing. the rover is working to identify organic compounds to see if mars can
for lauren. bill: packing his bags in a moment. we'll hear from nasa astronaut scott kelly who is literally about to move into outer space for an entire year. how about that for a road trip? ♪ [singing] martha: the parents of missing college student lauren spiere are saying they are being stonewalled by the friends she was w the people who last saw their daughter. they say they simply are not talking about what happened that night. she vanished last year after a night of partying at her school, indiana university. indiana authorities say they are actively investigating the 20-year-old girl's disappearance but of course the parents want answers as to what happened to their daughter. i'm joined by keith sullivan, a defense attorney, and tamara holder, fox news legal analyst, welcome to both of you. tamara, mrs. spiere's letter is heart wrenching and you can understand why she is frustrated feeling that these people who were with her, because she went back and forth, she went to a bar, she went over to the friends' house and left there alone. one of the boys said he saw her walk across the g
on the moon and now nasa is focused on other missions. a look at the private company that is planning the next moon shot. >> i understand that some believe we should attempt a return to the surface of the moon first. as previously planned. i just have to say pretty bluntly here, we have been there before. buzz has been there. >>> bottom of the hour and let's get you caught up on the headlines. dallas cowboys' defensive lineman joshua brent arrested and charged in the death of a teammate, jerry brown, junior. brown was killed in a car crash. police say brent was speeding and driving while intoxicated. >>> a suspect in the deadly terror attack in ben benghazi arrested in egypt. he is the alleged ringleader of an egyptian terrorist net, would. and tomorrower south african president nelson mandela has been admitted to a military hospital. he is undergoing -- undergoing medical tests. they say there is, quote, no cause for alarm. >>> new jobs numbers are out for november. the jobless rate is dropping to 7.7%. that is the lowest rate in four years. sounds good, right? well some analysts say the numb
40 years since that historic scene. the final nasa mission sending a man to walk on the moon. last person to do that. he is the commander of a apollo 17 and the last ever made on the moon's surface leaving a special legacy for america's space program. joining us live. captain eugene cernan and last man to walk on the moon. i can't tell you how excited i was to talk to you today. thank you for joining us. >> you are welcome heather. you might have guessed i had no requests for auditions. >> heather: did you plan ahead what you were going sing and what you were going to do? >> no, we didn't. we plan ahead all we're going to from a scientific, but everything else you heard from most of these missions, your reaction to the environment and reaction to things. even things that were said when we left the moon, they come to you because of what you are confronted with. >> heather: explain to us. take us all back there that moment when you first stepped foot on the to the moon surface. what did you see and what did it feel like? >> well, heather, my first step was mine. no matter what a lot
on-time traffic. affic. >> if you've got a billion dollars to spend, a group of former nasa executives is forming a tour company to take people to the moon. there is a song we were singing with this. the have a indications will not start until 2020. the company golden spike estimates a two-man mission will cost about $1.4 billion. so start saving up. >>> who has that kind of money? >> none. >> if i knew you could get there, it would be safe and everything, i would want to go. >> i would want to go too. we'll wait until the cost come down a little bit. >>> coming up, sunday's big battle of the beltways turning into a friendly wager for two local marquesas lawmakers. >> on one side, a redskins fan. on the other side, a ravens fan. both men have plenty of confidence too. >> we'll tell you what happened when prince george's county executive rushern baker and howard county executive ken ulman faced off here on fox 5. if the politicians in washington negotiate a bad deal on the budget and deficit, what do you think will happen to medicare and medicaid benefits? and to our coverage
spike company. it was founded by a group of space veterans, including a former nasa executive and a former apollo flight director. the group hopes to use existing rockets and a new lander to send expeditions to the moon. i'm over the moon on this. unfortunately, it's not going to be cheap. two tickets will set you back $1.4 million. the company says international space agencies will likely be their biggest customer. they hope to make the first expedition in 2020. >> or you could go to hawaii. you know what i mean? if i had the choice, there's a few caribbean islands i'd like to visit as well. >> that's not enough for everybody. more than hawaii. >> the beach and the sunshine. that's all i need. >> sun or the moon. which one would you rather have? coming up on 5:41 now. time to get a check of weather and traffic on the ones. >> storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell is here. >> you could buy an island in the caribbean with that kind of money rather than spend six days on the moon. >>> outside early on friday morning, it is cold out there. temperatures upper 30s to near 40 degree
've never seen it before. nasa just released what it's calling black marble images of the planet at night. you might be familiar with seeing the earth during the day, which is known as blue marble photos. engineers say getting a picture this clear at this time of the day is extremely rare because of cloud cover and seasonal changes. stunning. >> still looks blue to me. but that's great. very nice. >>> time to get a check of weather and traffic. you'll want to listen up because we are in for a cold change. >> tom here with your forecast. good morning. >> we are still in the earth's shadow, the dark side of the earth. we've had a clear sky overnight and a northwest wind. it's cold. most of the region is at our below freezing. in fact, the 20s in much of the area. in northern montgomery county, as we get to the noon hour, should be around 40 degrees there. for much of the reason later this afternoon, we should be reaching the mid 40s. lots of sun with high clouds coming in. some changes moving in for tomorrow and the weekend. we'll look at that. your seven-day outlook in ten mince. danella h
, attached it to a balloon, and flew it to an altitude of ten miles. >> piccard: it was considered by nasa as the first man in space. so, in those days, it was like going in another world. >> simon: was your grandfather, in fact, the first human being to see the curvature of the earth? >> piccard: yes. and that was really impressive for me as a kid, because i was reading in the history books all the stories about the earth being flat, being round or whatever. and my grandfather came back and said, "i saw the curvature of the earth with my eyes." so, once you live this as a kid, of course, you want to continue into that field of exploration. >> simon: and he did. in 1992, bertrand entered and won the first-ever transatlantic balloon race. seven years later, he entered a much more demanding race, flying around the world in a balloon non-stop in three weeks. >> breitling orbiter three... >> simon: bertrand landed in the egyptian desert just in time. he was almost out of fuel, had almost fallen from the sky like icarus. his balloon capsule is now on display at the air and space museum at the s
hints of rain will be the 18th. >> nasa has released new night * satellite photos of earth. these photos were captured by the nasa-nosa which is equipped with sensors to i observe the planet at night. different images around the world like the nile river, united states and the skulls have been captured with this new satellite. the satellite also captured the glow from natural sources including moonlight, nor the allies and naturally occurring fires. >> the driver of this cars in the hospital and under arrest. there is a big announcement from apple and i will tell you what the ceo has to say. there are big profits from the video game call of duty. temperatures not too bad right now is your stepping out the door. downtown san francisco's at 57 san jose 56 oakland 57 santa rosa 53 livermore 55. we have this drying pattern continuing and also a warming trend coming this way. your full forecast including a seven day coming up but first there is erica >> we have some delays and the richmond san rafael westbound mid span the metal pieces sticking out from the roadway. is currently called off an
. scientists want to analyze how the human body reacts to long-term exposure in orbit. this is part of nasa's larger plan to one day send man to mars but the journey, get this, takes eight months one way. so they must understand how the body reacts to those conditions. researchers already know it can affect eyesight. >> we discovered that some crewmembers are having some pressure in their intracain ya'll pressure, pressure in the vain system in their brains and spinal cord especially. that was causing in some crewmembers a vision impact. >> reporter: training for this mission starts early next year with the official launch date in the spring of 2015. jenna. jenna: pretty remarkable. when you think about the story, you wonder why can't we do the fiscal cliff thing? >> reporter: right. jenna: if we can put somebody in space for a year. >> reporter: we need to ask our lawmakers, right. jenna: casey, incredible story. gregg: you can put the man on the moon but you can't --. all right. researchers may have found what could be the earliest known dinosaur to walk the earth. the mysterious fossil f
. it looks even better in hd. they didn't have that 40 years ago, did they. captain gene cernan former nasa astronaut with us now. n her, il by the way is hosting this. traveled all over the country to conduct these interviews. it's great to have you. gene, i just want you to tell our audience, if you can, what you want them to understand about what was done then, four decades ago. >> all right. you know, this -- today, as a matter of fact, bill, is the launch date 40 years ago, and in a week it will be 40 years since those final steps, and what i really want to have happen, we've got almost two full generation, a half of seven tour reef young men and young women in a country today who neither weren't born when neil walked on the moon or diapers or knee pants when i made the last steps. i want to remind them what happened in this country from alan shepard's first steps into space when actually i look them as the first steps on the moon when we didn't even know we were going, and what it took this country, the dead today indication, the commitment of hundreds of thousands of people in this c
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